At the London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge, our highly qualified cosmetic doctor has over ten years of experience and has treated thousands of our clients with Botulinum toxin injections. As well as using this to fight wrinkles, we can also use it to fix minor complaints and imperfections, including a gummy-looking smile.

If you show more gum than you’d like to when you smile, it is because the muscles in your mouth are elevating too much so the top gum is exposed and the upper lip appears thinner, often because the muscle is hyperactive. This can make your face look slightly out of proportion, can make your upper teeth look too short and can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. As with all of our treatments, we give you a free consultation where we will explore the possible results and assess your smile. Our cosmetic doctor will apply a topical numbing agent before injecting small amounts of Botulinum toxin around your mouth. This blocks some of the nerve signals in the muscle so that they move less and therefore don’t extend as much over your teeth and you should start to see the effects within 3 to 4 days.

This treatment lasts around 4 to 6 months and then you can decide if you would like a top-up treatment. We also discuss after-care during your treatment to make sure that you get the best possible results and avoid infection. If you would like to know more about Botulinum toxin as a muscle relaxant or any of our other treatments, please call us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Minimising a Gummy Smile

When we think of Botulinum toxin injections, we often think of smoothing out wrinkles on our face, but it can actually have a lot of other functions, including helping us treat excessive sweating. When the weather gets warmer, excess sweating can make people feel uncomfortable and limit the clothing and activities that they enjoy.

Botulinum toxin injections is a very effective treatment for excessive sweating that FDA approved , the treatment stops excess sweating by blocking the chemical signals sent to the sweat glands; if they don’t receive the message to produce sweat, then they don’t produce any. The procedure is relatively quick and is non-invasive but we can apply a topical numbing agent to minimise any discomfort. As well as being used under the arms, we can use this treatment on the hands, feet, forehead and the scalp. Once we have administered the Botulinum toxin into the area you would like treated, you are free to go home but we advise not to rub the area for about 4 hours post-treatment and avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. You will start to notice the difference after 1 to 2 weeks and the effects will last for around 6 months. We recommend that you visit us for a top-up treatment.

Our anti-sweat injections are a fast and effective way of making you feel cool and fresh during the warmer months and giving you a confidence. You no longer have to worry about unpleasant odours in your shoes, sweaty palms when you shake people’s hands or unsightly sweat patches on your clothes.

To find out more about our treatments or to book a free consultation, contact us today and speak to a member of the team.

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Botulinum Toxin Injections to Stop Sweating

Around 10% of the population suffer from bruxism, more commonly known a tooth grinding, and this often goes unnoticed as it happens mainly at night. As well as damaging the surface an enamel of the teeth, bruxism can lead to over-developed jaw muscles, so faces can appear squarer and less feminine.

At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can remedy this with the use of Botulinum toxin injections to gradually reduce the amount of unwanted movement in the jaw and therefore reduce the size of the muscle. Botulinum toxin effectively freezes muscles by blocking nerve impulses so is most commonly used for reducing fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. We inject small amounts of this into the Massester muscle in the corners of the jaw and within 1 to 2 weeks you will start to notice that you are grinding your teeth less. Initially you may find chewing food tiring but this will quickly subside and within 3 spaced out treatments you will notice visible results.

We will outline a bespoke treatment plan for you to obtain your desired results and will discuss follow-up treatments. Whilst the results are long-lasting, they are not permanent and the treatment does not require any invasive procedures or recovery time.

If you would like to know more about our botulinum toxin injections for jaw reduction or any of our treatments, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Jaw Reduction Without Surgery
Botulinum Toxin for Excess Sweating

This summer is set to be one of the hottest on record but, whilst most of us enjoy getting extra sunshine and a bit of a tan, for those who experience excess sweating hot weather can be inconvenient and embarrassing. At The London Cosmetic Clinic our Botulinum Toxin practitioner can help stop sweating from the forehead, palms, feet and armpits, giving people the freedom to shake hands, exercise and wear whatever they want without worrying about smells and dampness.

Botulinum toxin injections work by blocking chemical signals to the nerves in the muscles. In the case of sweating, this stops sending the message telling the body to produce sweat. The procedure only takes 20 to 25 minutes and we advise you not to touch or rub the skin straight afterwards and to avoid exercise for 24 hours. You will start to notice the effects of the treatment after 1-2 weeks and you should stay sweat-free for about 6 months, after which time you will gradually start sweating again unless you have a top-up treatment.

Controlling your sweating means that you don’t need to carry around spare tops or spend a fortune on antiperspirants only to have to keep reapplying them and can make you feel more confident. To find out more about this or any of our other treatments, contact us today to speak to a member of our team.

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Botulinum Toxin for Excess Sweating